Today, I’m sharing with you 5 self-care tips you can implement now so you can remove yourself from the backburner of your life, and put yourself first without feeling guilty, because girl, we don’t do guilt!
1. Say daily affirmations.
“The power of life and death is in the tongue!” (Proverbs 18:21) Start your day with positive words. Speaking life and positivity over your life every day will give you the spiritual and mental boost you need to get your day started on the right foot.
2. Set a daily self-care routine.
Don’t wait until the end of the week to try and squeeze in time for yourself in one day. Establish a daily self-care routine that includes meditation, stretching, prayer, or an aromatherapy session in your shower with a shower steamer or a combination of.
I know you’re pressed for time in the mornings, but take 5 to 10 minutes to do whatever helps you to feel relaxed and centered.
Give yourself a pep talk while you’re in front of the mirror beating that face! You take care of those around you at home and at work every day of the week, you can do the same for you.
3. Reflect on three positive things that happened during the day.
Right before bed when it’s quiet, reflect on three positive things that happened during your day. This time of reflection will bring about feelings of accomplishment, appreciation, as well as feelings of gratitude. Focus on the positive and be grateful for all you’ve been blessed to do and accomplish.
4. Prioritize and crush the easier tasks first.
Don’t you just love the feeling of accomplishment and productivity you get when you cross-off an item from your to-do-list?
Make a list of all the things you need to accomplish for the day and crush the simplest ones first.
Let the first item on your list be to make your bed in the morning and you’ll get those good vibes flowing before you even leave the house!
Don’t forget you’re a boss (literally)! Delegate what you can to minimize your load, you don’t have to do it all. Keep deadlines and goals realistic and don’t be hard on yourself. Celebrate the small victories and remember they lead up to big wins!
5. No, is a complete sentence.
The end, period!
1. What are some self-care practices that can help reduce stress?
Mindfulness practices, such as meditation, and relaxation techniques, such as deep breathing or aromatherapy, can be effective in reducing stress.
2. How can I improve my physical health as part of my self-care routine?
Regular physical activity and a balanced diet rich in whole foods can support overall physical health and well-being.
3. Why is good sleep hygiene important for self-care?
Creating a consistent sleep schedule and avoiding screens before bedtime can help improve sleep quality and support overall well-being.
4. How can I prioritize my mental health as part of my self-care routine?
Seeking support from a therapist or counselor, practicing self-compassion, and engaging in activities that bring joy can all support mental health as part of a self-care routine.
I hope you found these self-care tips helpful, but more importantly, I hope you start with one or two of the tips shared in this post and make a commit to implementing them into your daily schedule starting today.
Your morning may be complete, but it’s not too late for a relaxing shower, some meditation, and a few minutes of positive reflection and gratitude before getting a good night’s sleep.
Start prioritizing your self-care today! Remember, self-care is not selfish, it's essential for your overall health and well-being.
Let us know in the comments which tip you plan to try first.